Maternity care at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital includes private rooms, a wonderful staff and the latest in labor and delivery technology for you and your little one. Our compassionate maternity experts are devoted to the best care for you and your baby and have been trained in the latest birthing techniques and comfort measures. We have board-certified obstetricians on the maternity unit and pediatricians and anesthesiologists available on-call 24 hours a day.
To schedule a maternity tour of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, please call (740) 592.9275.
The day of your labor and delivery is a day you will remember for the rest of your life, and our goal is to make it as calm and peaceful for you as possible.
Free parking is available around the clock at the front hospital entrance.
If you arrive during regular hospital hours, go directly to the O’Bleness Birth Center on the second floor. If you arrive after regular business hours, please enter the hospital through the Emergency Department, and you will be assisted to the second floor by the Emergency Department staff.
During labor and delivery, you are allowed up to three additional persons for support to be in the room with you. Family and friends are welcome to wait in the spacious Family Waiting Area just down the hall. Visitors can take turns visiting you in the labor and delivery room, provided there are no more than three people in the room with you at a time while you are in labor.
After delivery, you will be moved to a private postpartum room that includes comfortable sleeping accommodations for you and your partner, a private bathroom and shower, adjustable lighting, a rocking chair, a telephone, a television, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
You will have the chance to hold your new baby as soon as he or she is born. Skin to skin contact is encouraged for the first hour of life. This contact with your baby not only promotes bonding but helps your baby stabilize his or her temperature, heart rate, breathing, and blood sugar. A nurse will then examine, weigh and measure your baby, and give your little one back to you to hold and feed.
After a normal delivery, we encourage you to keep your baby with you in your room during your hospital stay. Nursing can perform all needed testing on your baby at the bedside.
Friends and family are welcome in the O’Bleness Birth Center at all times, but can be limited based on your schedule and preferences. All visitors will be asked to sign in when they arrive and sign out when they leave.
Only one visitor of the patient’s choice may spend the night in the patient’s room. Younger siblings/small children are not permitted to spend the night.
Parking for visitors is available in the main hospital lot. The Information Desk will direct them to the mother’s room when they arrive.
OhioHealth board-certified lactation consultants are ready to provide support to new mothers looking to breastfeed their newborns.